If you are considering a hybrid because you are worried about range then there are some things to consider.
How often do you really perform long drives and is a range extender EV or battery only BEV more suitable to me?
One of the biggest reasons to move to an electric car are the savings in tax, servicing, and fuel. With a hybrid, you are not guaranteed free road tax, you will still have to buy petrol, and most importantly, you still have to service the complicated combustion engine.
An electric car requires minimal servicing as it only has two or three moving parts in the motor. A petrol motor has hundreds of moving parts, litres of oil, coolant that needs replacement, and fan belts that break.
For the small group of people who regularly drive further than the electric range of their car we often recommend a range-extended EV (REx) such as the BMW i3. In this set up, the car is a normal electric car except it has a small (backup) generator used to top up the batteries if and when required. This allows you to drive further without stopping. It also allows you to top up with petrol and continue driving if necessary.
Many people order a range extender and later find they never use the petrol motor. However, if the security of a petrol back-up is what you need to make the move towards a greener future, then we are happy to help you out, and also supply used range extender vehicles.
As the range of pure electric cars gets bigger and bigger, range extenders are becoming increasingly irrelevant, just like a hybrid will become.
If you are unsure which type of vehicle is right for you, give us a call to discuss your options.